Well, I wouldn't say you are the unluckiest person........at least they are free each time....
Now, I do see a TSB that increased the V6 models from 95 amp to 110.....which one are you installing since AZ has both?
Charging System - Generator Update
36 - ENGINE
Santa Fe 2002
NEW 2002 SANTA FE 2.7L V6 GENERATOR
A new generator has been installed on 2002 Santa Fe 2.7L V6 engines beginning February 4, 2002. The differences between the generators are:
1. The generator current output capacity has been increased from 95A to 110A.
The general appearance (see photos) and part numbers are different.
3. The new generator contains a tapped hole to allow for the mounting of an 02 sensor wiring clip.
VEHICLES AFFECTED: Model: 2002 SANTA FE with 2.7L V6 engine
Affected vehicle production date range: February 4, 2002
Affected VIN range: KM8SC13D42U238719
Sunday, December 28th, 2008 AT 12:47 AM